Tequila Tasting 11/11/11
|November 11, 2011|
|7:00 pm||to||9:00 pm|
Mexican laws state that tequila can be produced only in the state of Jalisco and limited regions in the states of Guanajuato, Michoacán, Nayarit, and Tamaulipas.
Tequila was first produced in the 16th century near the location of the city of Tequila, which was not officially established until 1656. The Aztec people had previously made a fermented beverage from the agave plant, which they called octli (popularly called pulque), long before the Spanish arrived in 1521. When the Spanish conquistadores ran out of their own brandy, they began to distill this agave drink to produce North America’s first indigenous distilled spirit.
Next Friday join us and our host
Karen De Amat AKA Tequila Aficionada
(Tequila is a culture, a lifestyle, and her Passion. Tequila is beyond more than just a shot glass with salt & a lime. It is the beauty of cultivating agave, the history of the barrels, the science behind the master distiller, the Jimadors, and so much more..)
she will guide us through a delightful Ria Azul Tequila tasting
Riazul Tequila is an artisanal brand that delivers on quality, with contemporary style. Every sip of Riazul tequila is born from a land rich in history and a prideful people who value family, friends, and self-determination above all.
HOLLYWOOD VINE TEQUILA TASTING!
Friday, November 11th , 2011
No charge for tastings
Ria Azul Tequila Silver
The Blanco is bottled directly following distillation and represents the most traditional form of tequila. Because it is not aged or enhanced by barreling, the Blanco is the choice of tequila purists who seek the unmasked agave character and the influences of the land of origin. The long maturing agave achieves the highest quality fructose and reveals the unique aromas and flavors indigenous to the Jalisco highlands.
91.4 pts – www.tequila.net
Ria Azul Tequila Reposado
Aged for nine months in French and American oak barrels, the Riazul Reposado honors the refinement of a traditional Reposado, while delivering an independent streak in its subtle complexity. Opening with unique welcoming aromas, the Riazul Reposado is anchored by a slight oak base that blossoms to reveal hints of citrus fruit notes that linger on the palate.
91 pts – www.tequila.net
Ria Azul Tequila Anejo
After two distillations, the Añejo is aged for two years; longer than any tequila in its class. Riazul selected French oak barrels, made from wood in the Citeaux forests of Burgundy and featuring a medium toast. The Añejo displays subtle hint of agave, driven by delicate flavors of honey, vanilla, dried fruits, and spices.
94 pts – www.tequila.net